Sometimes Jamie’s Wish Prompts make me squirm uncomfortably. This week was one of those.
It shouldn’t be tricky. At first glance, I am fully invested, all my time and money, in raising the baby, keeping house and writing. Probably in that order.
But, here’s my day so far:
fed the baby at midnight, 1.30, 2.30, 3.30, 6.30, got up, showered, said goodbye to ryan, did laundry, washed dishes, attempted to write with a cranky baby, went to mother’s group, picked up new (shortened!) jeans, changed a very wet baby, changed a very, um, soiled baby, got cranky about running out of wipes, realised i was cranky cos I hadn’t eaten yet, ate leftovers while holding cranky baby, found rego sticker for car, walked cranky baby to shop to buy more wipes, realised baby is cranky cos he didn’t sleep yet…
and the only thing I needed to do today was finish my uni assignment. And start it, too.
Now it’s 3.15 and if I don’t start cooking dinner soon, cooking will coincide with the babies regularly-scheduled-cranky-time, and there has been no writing yet.
So when I look at my big investments (baby, house, writing) I see that actually, they need to shuffle. Writing before housework, I think. And perhaps what the baby and I really need is a little more routine. We’ve prided ourselves on being go-with-the-flow, laid back parents, and it’s been great. But now the baby is a little more awake and alert, getting him to sleep wherever I am is just not so easy.
So I’m wishing to invest in a little more writing, a little more routine and a little more writing routine. And if anyone can find a way to invest in more sleep, I’d happily be part of that, too : )
What are you wishing for this week?